“We’re not trading Noah Syndergaard,” an organizational source told John Harper of the Daily News.
Syndergaard started for Team USA in today’s Futures Game and allowed a hit in one inning of work. The team’s other top prospect, Rafeal Montero, started for the World Team and didn’t allow a base runner.
“There’s a lot of buzz about him,” GM Sandy Alderson said Sunday about Syndergaard. According to Alderson, every conversation he has with another team, regarding trades, starts with: ‘What about Syndergaard?’
Syndergaard, 20, is 5-3 with a 2.69 ERA in 16 starts for Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton this season.
“He’s in the Harvey-Wheeler mold, no doubt,” a scout who watched Syndergaard told Harper.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
7:16 am: The way I understand it, Rafeal Montero is far more likely to get dealt than Syndergaard, but that is probably why more teams are asking about Noah. The Mets like Montero, but there are still questions about whether he’s a reliever or starter, and concerns about how he’s repertoire will work against big-league hitters multiple times through a batting order.
I talked to one scout yesterday who agreed, saying, “All day, you keep Syndergaard.”
I’ve been writing for a while that the team’s most likely, best trade package for an impact hitter would be Montero, Wilmer Flores and Bobby Parnell. However, that type of deal is more likely to happen in the winter than this summer since teams are more likely to move meaningful offense in the off season.
Michael Baron, Contributor
July 14, 6:23 pm: The organization does nothing but rave about Syndergaard, and they’re particularly impressed with his adjustment to Double-A. Syndergaard’s command was one of the things which attracted them to him when they traded for him last December. That, along with his size and stuff have the team believing they have someone truly special coming up through the system. It’s clear he has wicked stuff, is big and has mound presence with outstanding command of his entire repertoire. His fastball has late life on it, and he’s not afraid to come up and in with it either. He throws his curveball with hard and heavy movement down in the strike zone, and has the ability to consistently miss bats with it (along with all of his other pitches as well).